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Aviation Wrap: Brisbane Airport’s runway completion, Air NZ marks 80 years of flying + MORE

Much unlike passenger planes around the globe right now, this week’s Aviation Wrap is running at full capacity.

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Qantas and unions do battle in court over sick leave

With Virgin having hogged the limelight for the last couple of weeks, we thought it was time to update you on what its rival is up to.

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Travel industry reacts to Virgin’s move into administration

While it wasn’t necessarily a shock when Virgin Australia announced this morning it had entered into voluntary administration, the move has still prompted a response from various players in Australia’s travel industry.

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Queensland government hands Virgin $200m lifeline (but there are strings attached)

by Huntley Mitchell

It’s yet another update on the Virgin Australia saga. Let’s hope for all involved that the airline’s future is sorted out soon.

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Qantas under investigation following cleaner’s suspension

Following news that ASIC would investigate Qantas, SafeWork NSW has launched a probe into the suspension of an aircraft cleaner who was employed by the national carrier.

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Qantas secures funding, as analyst predicts airline could survive up to 11 months before cash dries up

Here’s a bit of news to enjoy about one of Australia’s airlines that thankfully doesn’t involve staff or capacity cuts.

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Union accuses Jetstar of blackmail as ground crew accept enterprise agreement

Jetstar workers have voted to accept an enterprise agreement, ending months of industrial action during peak travel periods.

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Union slams Jetstar’s claims it bribed strikers

by Ali Coulton

Jetstar claims the union handed out vouchers to strikers as an act of “desperation”, but the TWU says there’s nothing out of the ordinary about compensating workers.

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Politicians urge Jetstar to return to negotiation table ahead of strikes

by Ali Coulton

Jetstar’s ground crew workers will stage a 24-hour strike tomorrow across the country to protest unstable hours and low pay.

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Jetstar warns of flight cancellations ahead of strikes next week

by Ali Coulton

Meanwhile, Travel Weekly staff are going on strike to protest a significant drop in the number of Tim Tams on offer in the office kitchen.

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Jetstar breathes sigh of relief as strike action paused ahead of negotiations with workers

The Transport Workers’ Union and Jetstar are set to sit down at the negotiation table. However, no word on whether the table is of the mahogany or oak variety.

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Jetstar slams union demands as “unsustainable” as it prepares for more strikes

by Ali Coulton

Jetstar has labelled wage claims from unions “unsustainable and “inconsistent”, as the airline cuts 10 per cent of its January flights to minimise disruptions.

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